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Work Limitation

  1. ABA Standard

    A student must also be in compliance with ABA Standard 304 that states in part as follows:

    • A law school shall require regular and punctual class attendance;
    • A student may not be employed more than twenty (20) hours per week in any week in which the student is enrolled in more than twelve (12) class hours.

  2. Compliance

    To comply with this standard, students attending Michigan State University College of Law may not engage in employment in excess of twenty (20) hours per week when enrolled in more that twelve (12) credit hours in a regular semester or seven (7) credit hours in the summer.

    Students are also advised that employment may not only affect enrollment status, but may also affect financial aid.

    Although part-time employment in law-related fields can assist law students substantially both financially and professionally, such employment also can impose time pressures that detract significantly from legal studies.

    Students who must work more than twenty (20) hours per week must enroll in the part-time division.

  3. Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status

    Every College of Law student is required to execute an "Electronic Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status" each semester on the College of Law Website to acknowledge they understand and will comply with ABA Standard 304.

    Failure to execute the "Electronic Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status" will result in a hold being placed on the student's final exam permit.

    In addition, a breach of ABA Standard 304 may affect your date of graduation and may be reported to the appropriate State Board of Bar Examiners and their Character and Fitness section whenever admission to a State Bar is being sought.


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